Saturday, July 23, 2011

Eye candy...and blog candy!


So while I'm trying to whip up a little "line em up" tutorial I got requests for , I just had to share you with some FANtastic cards made with "A Year of Flowers" from one of our StampTV fans Kyra! Busy as I am this summer, I still find a moment or two when I can to prowl around the STV gallery and am always on the lookout for exciting work with my stamps (She didn't know I would be showing these) but they are just the bomb, some of the most beautiful masking I've seen to create these lovely bushels of leaves (using two different leaf images from the set and the dark shading around them really adds so much depth! The barely there sponging she added for the sky is amazing too and I love those little pops of red ladybugs! Gorgeous work Ky, thanks for the inspiration, and please email me for a free stamp set today for doing such cool things with this set and spicing up my blog today!! :) Everyone else, be sure to visit her wonderful gallery on StampTV and then read below for a chance at some blog candy for you!

Seriously I cannot pick a favorite, all these color combos are heavenly! Tell me which of these flower samples you like best, purple, orange, or blue, in the comment section for a chance to win of my stamp sets! I will draw a winner tomorrow and announce it on my blog, then email that person with a choice of sets to choose from! Please be sure your comment has an email addy or goes to a profile with an email address to contact you, thanks!

Thanks to all of you who continually load the gallery with so many lovely projects and ideas using my sets, you just may find your work featured here soon! :) Thanks for visiting!!!

84 comments:

mommaidwf said...

I'm going to vote for the purple because the butterfly stands out just a little bit more on that card, but they are all GORGEOUS!

Laraine R said...

I love all 3!! All Gorgeous!! If I have to pick it would be the purple one!! Thanks for the chance!!

Wanda said...

i love the blue one!!! But all of them are a work of art!!!
thanks for the giveaway!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Cheri said...

THUD! This is gorgeous work! There's no way I could pick a favorite. I'll just sit back and enjoy them again. Thanks for posting such lovelies!

Darla said...

Wow!!!!!!! These are incredible!!!!!
I love the red in the sky of the blue one. The orange flowers with the sticks and red ladybugs are just awesome. Live the butterfly and the portrait layout of the purple one. How can you choose just one?? These are all amazing!!! Thanks so much for pointing out these fabulous creations!

Do I sense a future guest designer??? I hope so!!!

Lisa H. said...

Well, it's a tough choice, but I have to go with the purple. All three samples are beauties. Thanks for a chance to win!

Janet Swofford said...

They are all gorgeous,it's hard to pick just one! I'm going to have to go with purple because it's one of my favorite colors:-) Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Christine from FL said...

They are all gorgeous! I would have to say my favorite is the orange flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

these are just gorgeous! love them all, but the orange one stands out the most for me! :)

Linda Peterson said...

Wow, that is a hard choice. I think the orange is my favorite.

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is such a wonderful assortment of beautiful colored flowers!! I could not pick just one but they sure gave me some ideas on coloring these gorgeous flowers!!!

Donna said...

Wow! What remarkably lovely cards. Tough choice but I think I'll choose the purple. But they are a ll spectacular. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!
drinckel at yahoo dot com

Carri said...

I love them all too, but if I had to pick it would be purple, just because that is my daughters favorite color. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Purple for me, but the decision was tough.

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh no...I refuse to pic one! I LOVE them all!! Fabulous job, Ky!!! You rock, GF!!! Good luck to your blog candy winner!! (Nothing is better than a MM stamp set!!) ;-)

JessicaK said...

Oh these are all awesome - no wonder you're having a hard time choosing :). I'm not normally an orange fan, but I LOVE that orange-hued card. The flowers are so warm.

Kay S said...

Oh,my! These are gorgeous! I love them all, but I am voting for the one with the orange flowers. The is just something that really jumps out at me from that one.
Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome stamp sets!

Betty Neville said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Difficult to pick a fave, but I think it would be the blue one. Thanks, Melanie, for the chance to win one of your fabulous sets!

Kathy H said...

Voting for the blue one....

BishopsMommie said...

I like them all but if I have to choose one, I pick the blue one. gorgeous coloring!

Brenda said...

Thud!!!! What gorgeous cards!!! I love them all, if I have to pick on it would have to be the blue one. Thank you Melanie for sharing Krya's cards I am heading over to her gallery to look at the rest of her cards. Thank you for the chance at winning one of your sets.

Judy I said...

Wow, what a tough choice. They are all gorgeous.I love purple soI would have to vote for that one.

Sheri said...

Love them all but especially the last one, the blue one. Love the background on that one and I just love blue. You always do such a nice job with everything!

Laurie said...

Orange. Honestly, I like all three of them. It was between blue and orange, but the butterfly colors won me over. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Rita said...

OMG their all so gorgeous & hard to pick but I think the orange one is my fav. Thanks for the chance...I love ALL your stamp sets!

alethea said...

I love the blue one!! They are beautiful but the blue one just stood out to me a bit more and I love the pink in the sky!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

These are fabulous. She did such a lovely job with the leaves. I love the orange one best. Thanks for the chance at more of your wonderful sets, Mel.
Nicole
nsmith01@tampabay.rr.com

Cin said...

They are ALL beautiful but the orange is my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful sets!! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

Sue D said...

I like the orange one best but all are gorgeous.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carla S. said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous creations by Kyra, Melanie! They are all stunning, but if I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the purple one!

harrahx2 said...

The bottom card in the purple. Beautiful. What inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the chance Melanie! Lovely card as usual! Too hot to comment more!

MaxineD said...

i love the card with the orange flowers - the sky behind is amazing!!
thanks for the opportunity to win some candy.
Blessings
Maxine

Elaine said...

These are beautiful cards! My favorite of the three is the orange one!
Elaine
woodms8@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

I love the purple one, but they are all gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

They are all fabulous and that masking is stunning! The orange hues spoke to me, however. Could it be I am looking forward to Fall, since this summer has been so brutally hot???? Thanks for the chance to win! Love your stamps!

Marion said...

I love them all, and purple is my favorite color, but I love the orange one, because it reminds me of Fall and that is my favorite time of year, so I choose the orange one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Regena said...

Well, it's a tough choice, but I have to go with the purple...Since purple is my favorite color to work with... All three samples are beauties. Thanks for a chance to win!

neddgirl said...

Orange for sure!

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Moosisk said...

I love the orange! It is so bright and beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win. :D

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I must admit, I love them all. If I have to choose a fave, I would have to pick the blue one. Blue is my favorite color.

Wendy said...

LOVE these! I simply can't choose one -- ordinarily I'd choose the purple but the orange and blue stand out as well! purple if I must choose one, but...please don't make me :-)

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Crafty Math Chick said...

Congrats Kyra - what a shout out! Your cards are stunning! Thanks for the chance to win Melanie!

Scrapacat said...

Oh wow - Melanie, I am so touched by your showcasing my cards! Honey, I'm overwhelmed and grateful. God bless you! ♥ky

Casmiles said...

I'm a purple person, but I LOVE the orange flowers. Beautiful!

Janet said...

It's definitely the blue for me....although all your work is gorgeous.

Julie said...

I love them all, but especially the blue one....
Very pretty....

Penne said...

While I agree with you that all three are simply gorgeous, I'm kinda digging on the blue. Thanks for the chance to win, Melanie!

Billie Dee said...

I choose purple just because. What awesome cards! A fabulous technique that I'm going to have to try. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous style.

Lynda said...

I simply love all of them but I think my favorite is the blue..very soothing to the eye.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh My Word! Those are just Gorgeous!
I think I like the orange one because it reminds me more of summer and I love the bright colors!
But seriously,who could really say which one is their favorite!

Thanks for the chance!
Hugs and Blessings,
Mary

Jan Castle said...

No contest....the purple! Of course, they are each lovely in their own way, but the purple grabbed me right away!!! Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful sets!
Jan Castle
castle77 at comcast dot net

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh my goodness, is this lady talented or what!!! What gorgeous creations! I agree, can't pick a favorite, but I'll go with the purple, only because that's my favorite color. Thank you so much for sharing with us!!! Hugs, sharon :o)...my email is: smarch@wildblue.net

Ravengirl said...

Wow, those are amazing! Ky did some fabulous work there! I am quite partial to the orange flower myself ;)

Lorraine said...

Ooh, orange, orange, lol! But they are all beautiful!

stampqueen said...

I like the orange one best - am wishing for fall and cooloer weather I guess :)

SandyK said...

Absolutely, gorgeous! If I have to pick one I guess I would go with the blue. Wow!

Glennis said...

They are all gorgeous, but the purple one really catches my eye

lisa808 said...

All three of these cards are stunning! I would pick the first one has my favorite because purple is my favorite color and the butterfly on that card is a real 'stand out!' Thanks for showcasing these beautiful cards and for the blog candy chance.

Anonymous said...

I really don't know how to pick one, but I do love the blue one. They are all stunning! Barb W

iCreateforfun said...

These are really fantastic. It is hard to choose one over the other.

AnnS said...

I love the orange flowers. They are so versatile.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I really like all three of them, but I think my favorite is the blue. I've never thought to do them in blue before.

Barbara Colbert said...

Oh they are ALL gorgeous! What wonderful blending and colors!! WOW!!! Impressive!!!! I think I like the orange the best...it pops out...and love all of them with the little ladybugs popping out too!!!

christine pethers said...

it has to be the purple one - the colouring on the flowers is stunning and as you pointed bout the blending in the sky is well all I can say is I wish I could blend aswell
thank you for showing them and thank you for the chance to win a set of stamps

Tina said...

Would have to say purple is my favorite....marvelous creations! Thanks for all the inspiration you share!

Liva said...

all your cards are just fabulous, but I would say that the orange cached my eye more than the others!

Becky said...

All 3 are stunning, but purple is my favorite color. :) Thanks for a chance..

EileenMV said...

Love them all but I have to say the blue one!!!

PatsyB said...

I can't believe you are asking us to make a choice!! I know that if you can't decide which one you like the best, I certainly can't pick one. I look at one and think, "Oh, yeah, that's it" and then see the other one and change my mind! This is like being a kid in a candy store! I guess my favorite one would have to be the one with the flowers on it!! I love them all!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! It really is hard to pick just one, I think my favorite one is the first card but the blue is a close second. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win s set of stamps.

jean w. said...

It is really hard to choose between the purple and the orange for me! Lovely shading around the flowers...you picked well Melanie, Ky is a great card maker!

naneruth said...

Wow that is a hard one! I guess I'll just go with the blue one as that is my favorite color. All are great!

naneruth said...

Oh I forgot to leave a contact so just delete my previous entry.
I will go with blue as that is my favorite color and they are all so wonderful!
griffin64@centurytel.net

Jean said...

They're all gorgeous, but have to go with the blue because it's my favorite color--purple runs a close second.

Jean said...

They're all gorgeous, but have to go with the blue because it's my favorite color. Purple's a close second!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I saw these when Ky first landed them in the STV gallery and they took my breath away. I really missed her work for the time she was absent. So glad you showcased these, Mel!

Diane said...

I LOVE all 3 of these cards! They're all so beautiful. But purple is my favorite color so I'll have to go with the purple one. Thanks!

richardbreaks said...

Ooooo, I am a big fan of orange!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is hard as all three are wonderful, but blue is my favorite color and I love the sky on that card, so that one edges ahead of the other two. Thanks for sharing this artist's work.

Kristina G said...

I love all three, but since blue is my favorite color that tips it over for me-plus I love that sky on the blue card. Thanks for sharing this artist's wonderful creations.

Nancy said...

Wow- wow- wow! They ae beautiful! I vote for the purple one... I love purple and the butterfly stands out a little more against the flowers.

Anonymous said...

I adore the Orange card. Kyra did a super job with all three but the orange one really catches my eye.
Keep the stunning work, Kyra.
alsmouse ~C8>

Susan White said...

The samples were all so pretty!! My favorite was the brightness of the orange card!! It has the feeling of sunshine. Hop your having an amazing summer Mel!!